Bad Education. Image shows from L to R: Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani), Cleopatra (Weruche Opia), Rem Dogg (Jack Binstead), Chantelle (Nikki Runeckles), Stephen (Layton Williams), Alfie (Jack Whitehall), Grayson (Jack Bence), Joe (Ethan Lawrence), Jing (Kae Alexander), Fraser (Mathew Horne). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

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2012 - 2024
BBC Three
33 (5 series)
Jack Whitehall and Ben Cavey
Layton Williams, Charlie Wernham, Mathew Horne, Vicki Pepperdine, Asha Hassan, Anthony J Abraham, Bobby Johnson, Laura Marcus and more
Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn
Ben Gosling Fuller, Elliot Hegarty, Al Campbell and Freddy Syborn
Pippa Brown, Ben Cavey, Arnold Widdowson, Hussain Casey-Ahmed, Chris Sussman, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Jack Whitehall, Richard Ackerman and more

Bad Education initially follows Alfie, the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system. Alfie definitely has the best intentions for his class but the truth is he is a bigger kid than any of the kids he teaches so his good intentions always seem to end up out the window. He really does care though.

Despite his obvious shortcomings, Alfie's position at the school is stable thanks to Fraser, the school's headmaster, who tragically longs to be as cool as Alfie. He's the teacher who just wants to be everyone's 'best mate' and is prone to massive and very public mishaps.

The comedy ran for three series between 2012 and 2014, before being revived and rebooted nearly a decade later. A reunion special was broadcast in 2022, before Series 4 began in 2023. The latest series no longer features Alfie but instead focuses on Stephen and Mitchell, who have graduated from being students to becoming teachers themselves.


Additional details

Also known as
  • Bad Education: Reunion
  • Bad Teacher (Working title)

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 14th August 2012 at 10pm on BBC Three
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 1: Sunday at 10:45pm on BBC3
  2. Series 1, Episode 2: Sunday at 11:15pm on BBC3
  3. Series 1, Episode 1: Monday 11th March at 2:50am on BBC3
  4. Series 1, Episode 2: Monday 11th March at 3:20am on BBC3
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Wimbledon Studios - Series 1 - 3

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